An actor for stage, screen and audio

John was born and raised in the North of England. After leaving school he flew in the military and saw active service in the Gulf War. Turning professional later in life than most, he completed advanced training at East 15 Drama school to Masters Level. In a very short space of time his natural gravitas and reputation as a sympathetic, charismatic actor ensured he made a big impact.

Broad shouldered and tall John has an aura of strength and physicality but remains a sensitive actor with great emotional range.

He played Colonel Slade in the Multi award winning short film The Border. Other film credits include The Green Man and Snout. His passion for the stage led to him playing Lodovicco in Othello at The Leicester Square Theatre and MacDuff in RIFTS nationally acclaimed Macbeth, where he was reviewed as ‘Excellent’ by Exeunt magazine.

John has appeared in numerous London Theatre productions as well as various commercials on TV, including Visit England’s Rugby World Cup 2015 and BBC IPlayer.

A performance poet and voiceover artist John has a rich resonant voice which compliments his strong stage and camera presence.

John is highly skilled as a boxer with great muscularity. Other skills include sword and dagger, experience with live firearms, running military workshops for actors and he can even fly a plane. A very natural and believable performer.

Contact Agency: NorthOne Management here

John Michael Rooke - Actor
John Michael Rooke actor
John Michael Rooke actor
John Michael Rooke actor



John Michael Rooke actor


Height: 6’1
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Grey | Brown
Weight: 105kg (16 ½ stone)
Chest: 48
Waist: 35″

Play age

48 – 65


Standard American
American Southern


East 15 (MA)


Lodovico, Othello, Grassroots Shakespeare, Leicester Square Theatre, Siobhan Daly
MacDuff, Macbeth, RIFT, Felix Mortimer
Dad, Marching As To War, Chippy Lane Productions, Barnaby Hatch
Phythian Vanga, Foresight, Synchron Productions , The Courtyard Theatre, Andy Barton
Gavin, The St Patricks Day Robbery, Theatre 503, Jessica Radcliffe
Henry Hardcastle, Love On The Dole, Changing Face Collective, Lucy Curtis
Lord Hastings, Good King Richard, The Golden Age Theatre Company, Courtney Larkin/Ian Dixon-Potter
Policeman, The Crazy Locomotive, UWAGA Stand Alone, The Cockpit Margaret Cohen
Ornulf of The Fijords, The Vikings at Helgeland, First Born Theatre, Antonio Ferrera
Martin, Loose Ends, Calder Bookshop Theatre, Luis Gayol
Mick, The Wing, Theatre Uncut, Laura McCluskey
Polonius, Hamlet, East 15, Sylvestra Le Touzel
Rudolf Hoess, Holocaust Memorial Production, East 15, Andrea Brooks
The Hod Carrier, The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising, East 15, David Mercatali
Shooter, Action, East 15, Robin Sneller
Ray, Blackbird, City Lit, Terry Smith
Gayev, The Cherry Orchard, East 15, Steve Hudson
Anguilimala, The LIfe of Buddha, New Kadaampa, Olivier Tenaut
The Officer, The Wheel of Life, New Kadampa, Olivier Tenaut


Colonel Slade, The Border, Icicle Studios, Norman Tamkivi
Landlord, The Greenman, Green Man Films, Steve Kendrick
Bert Lane, Satans Parish (Pilot), Ghost Dog Productions, Matthew Radway
Shopkeeper, Surfin, Met Film School, William Darbyshire
Dad, Goodbye, East 15, Felipe Toledo


MacDuff MacbethRIFT, Felix Mortimer
Mike Snout, LSK Productions Gabriel Owen


Yorkshireman, Visit England /RFU Commercial, Channel 5, Rich Thrift
Butcher, BBC I Player Ident, BBC, Olly Blackburn
Narrator, JLT Specialty, Light Creative Ltd, Natasha Kalisz
Bad Guy, Skoda Ident ITV, Independent Films, Gary Freeman


Lloyds Bank Pitch/Commercial, 101 London, Luke Judlin
Narrator, O2 Rugby World Cup Case Study, VCCP, Chris Birch
Story-teller, Penguin Random House Presentation Video, Somethin Else, Phil Harris


Agency: ​
Hamilton Management


United Kingdom

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Telephone: ​
01744 677122